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Wednesday, August 5, 2015
10:43 PM | Posted by Andrea Corley
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Title: Pretty Baby
Author: Mary Kubica
Narrator: Cassandra Campbell, Tom Taylorson, Jorjeana Marie
Series: Stand Alone
Length: Unabridged; 12 hours, 07 minutes (Audio)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Published: July 28, 2015
Source: Publisher via Audiobook Jukebox
Genres: Fiction; Psychological; Suspense
Subjects: Homeless Persons; Teenage Mothers; Infants
A chance encounter sparks an unrelenting web of lies in this stunning new psychological thriller from national best-selling author Mary Kubica.
Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: She works for a nonprofit and takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal - or worse. But despite her family's objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home.
Heidi spends the next few days helping Willow get back on her feet, but as clues into Willow's past begin to surface, Heidi is forced to decide how far she's willing to go to help a stranger. What begins as an act of kindness quickly spirals into a story far more twisted than anyone could have anticipated.
©2015 Mary Kubica (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
I have to give it to Mary Kubica, that for an up and coming author, she sure has figured out how to hit it out of the park when it comes to writing stories! I seem to thoroughly enjoy books that share different character perspectives, so Pretty Baby was right up my alley. What I enjoyed even more is that each personality had his or her own narrator! GRAND SLAM in my book!
The narrators were such a perfect fit for the characters of this book! I found myself mesmerized by their reading! They made listening to this book completely effortless! I don't think there could have been a better fit for the narrators, and they really made this reading experience more than enjoyable!
This was such a great psychological thriller with many different twists and turns, that kept you guessing clear to the very end. Not only was the story unpredictable, but it was also easy to follow, and a totally believable story line and very thought provoking! There was nothing about this book that was boring, or made it easy to put down! I just wanted to devour it for as long as possible, but also at the same time, as quickly as possible, because I just HAD to know what was going to happen! I was slightly confused on what exactly happened at the end, so I will be listening to at least that part again, to see if I get a better grasp for what happened!
I am totally amazed at this author, who should and will be ranked right up there with some of the best mystery writers of all time! This lady is going places and I can't wait to be there to pick up her books when she does!! Hold on to your seats because Mary Kubica and Pretty Baby are going to be the talk of the town because this author and this book are going to amaze and blow people away! This author is going to be the next big thing and deservingly so!
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